English Language Learning Programs

IRCC English Language Programming

WELARC Referrals

Language Training Centre Information Session

Students with questions or concerns can email us at LTC-RRC-Info@rrc.ca for support.

IMPORTANT: Courses will be offered in a blended format comprised of a combination of face-to-face and online delivery. Students will need a computer/laptop with a webcam, access to internet connection, good quality headset and microphone.

If you would like to develop your English skills to work toward your goals for settlement, employment, further studies, or daily life, these programs are for you!


  • Each program is four months long
  • 20 hours of instruction each week
  • Class times are Monday to Friday (start and end times will vary)


  • Each program is four months long
  • Class times are 9am – 12pm (morning), 12pm – 4pm (afternoon), and 6pm – 9pm (evening)
  • Morning and afternoon classes are Monday to Thursday
  • Evening classes are either four times a week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) or three times a week (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)


  • There are no tuition fees for Permanent Residents and Refugees who are eligible to attend LTC programs. Programs for Permanent Residents and Refugees are funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
  • There is a one-time fee of $35 for the mandatory student identification card.

Entrance Requirements

  • Only Permanent Residents and Refugees are eligible for these programs.
  • Visa students who are interested in studying English at Red River College Polytechnic should contact Centre for International Education and Global Partnerships (CIEGP) at intled@rrc.ca or 204.632.2143 for more information, or learn more about our English language programs for International Students.)
  • All eligible applicants must have an English language assessment from WELARC (Winnipeg English Language Assessment and Referral Centre). Please call WELARC at 204.943.5387 to register for a language assessment. Once your English language skills have been assessed, WELARC will refer you to a language program that meets your needs. Students that have been referred to Language Training Centre will be contacted regarding your orientation and registration.

Language Proficiency Levels

  • For learners at Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Levels 3 to 7.
  • There is one course for each CLB Level.
  • You will be assessed and placed into the right level for your current language proficiency. When you complete one course, you may then enter another one at the next level, until you reach a language proficiency that you require for your education, employment, or settlement goals. Your instructors will assess your progress and tell you if you are ready to advance to the next level.

Develop Skills

  • Computer and online language practice
  • Settlement topics (For example: cross-cultural issues; government, education, law and health care in Canada; Canadian culture, recreational activities, climate and weather; formal and informal social interactions)
  • Job Market Preparation (For example: job search strategies; interview questions; preparing a resume; employment information)
  • Workplace Language Exposure (Students in the higher levels will participate in a volunteer work experience in the final month of the program)
  • Listening (For example: authentic and realistic listening tasks like video, audio and guest speakers; listening for general comprehension and for details or information; listening dictations; listening for different purposes – retell, predict, follow instructions, specific details and sounds)
  • Reading (For example: authentic and realistic reading formats; building reading strategies; reading for general comprehension and for details; comprehension skills, vocabulary and idioms)
  • Speaking (For example: cooperative, pair, small group, and problem-solving activities; discussions, role-plays, simple presentations, and demonstrations; grammar to support accuracy and fluency; speaking strategies and self-monitoring techniques; developing clear speech through pronunciation activities in stress, intonation, and rhythm)
  • Writing (For example: purposeful writing tasks; editing and revising; sentence skills and paragraph skills; grammar, spelling and mechanics)

Program Dates

Summer 2022

Group A: May 2, 2022 – June 24, 2022
Group B: July 4, 2022 – August 12, 2022

Spring 2022

Dates: May 2, 2022 – June 24, 2022

Fall 2022

Dates: August 29, 2022 – December 9, 2022

Winter 2023

Dates: January 3, 2023 – April 21, 2023

Permanent Residents and Refugees

College Readiness

  • Communication for I.T. Professions
    • If you have a background or interest in computer systems and IT (information technology), and/or you would like to develop your language skills for entry into one of RRC Polytech’s IT-related programs, then this advanced level pathway program is for you.
  • Communication for Technical Professions
    • If you have a background or interest in engineering, and/or you would like to develop your language skills for entry into one of RRC Polytech’s engineering – or manufacturing-related programs, then this advanced level pathway program is for you.

How to Register

The first step in becoming a student is to contact WELARC to have a placement test done. Following this you will be referred to the information session and application form.

Winnipeg English Language Assessment and Referral Centre
400-275 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3B 2B3
Phone: (204) 943-5387
Fax: (204) 943-9614